KELL BROOK wants a cool £10m for Conor Benn fight – while Amir Khan is also demanding a huge fee.
Sheffield welterweight Brook, 35, is buzzing behind Takedown of Nemesis Khan in February.
Benn, 25 — who meets Chris van Heerden on April 16th – wants a big money fight next.
But his matchmaker has to break the bank for it stream‘s new walking rate.
promoter Eddie Horn revealed: “I made Kell Brook an offer that was more money than he made to fight Amir Khan.
“He asked for £10million which was quite a distance from what I had offered to be fair. I said, ‘Damn it!’.
“Then khan‘s guys came up and said, “How much would you pay to fight Amir?”
“I made them the same offer Kell did and they said, ‘Surely Amir should get more?’
“I said, ‘But he just lost to Kell,’ so everyone went crazy. I would do one of those fights if Amir wants to fight again.
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“It’s a really interesting constellation because he activated the rematch clause.
“But Sky only has to do the rematch if it’s commercially viable. They don’t want it to go anywhere else – but they don’t really want to do it.
“Then Amir and his lawyers say to me, ‘Will you do it if Sky won’t?’ And I said, “Not really,” and he was like, “Oh shit!” But we could do it if the deal is right.
“I don’t think Amir wants it anyway. He acts like he wants it. I would do Amir about it Conor Ben.
“I said to Conor, ‘You’re 25, in such a good position.’ We’ll see what happens after April 16.”
Benn is battling his first left-hander on the Manchester show – and Hearn was surprised by the slugger he faced for the level of opposition.
But he knows Benn is now a victim of his own success.
He said: “Everybody gets carried away with Conor and rightly so. But I think he still has a long way to go.
“He’s never boxed a southpaw in his career and it’s a really dangerous fight.
“You have to go through those kinds of fights to prepare for champions and things like that. I actually think it’s a good fight. Van Heerden is badass.
“I said to Conor he should take it as a huge compliment that people think you don’t go together against Van Heerden – because I don’t think you do. A year ago you were s***!
“After this fight you have to jump in at the deep end so enjoy it because after that it could be Brook, Khan, Adrien Broner, David Avanesyan – those are the fights he’s going to have.
“He has to win this but I think it’s a really tricky fight.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18077710/conor-benn-kell-brook-amir-khan-fees/ Kell Brook is asking a whopping £10m for Conor Benn fight